Resurfaced Footage Shows J.Lo Planning To Take Ben Affleck's Name 20 Years Ago
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Resurfaced footage shared on Twitter shows Jennifer Lopez planning to take Ben Affleck's surname 20 years ago.
Huge congratulations are in order for J.Lo, 52 and Ben, 49, who tied the knot in a small ceremony in Nevada this weekend.
Following their nuptials, it appears J.Lo has taken Ben's surname – and incredibly, a clip has now been shared online, revealing J.Lo's plans to change her surname to Affleck more than two decades ago, when the pair were engaged for the first time.
You can watch the video below:
The resurfaced Access Hollywood clip was filmed around 20 years ago, at some point after Ben had proposed.
In the clip, Pat O'Brien is chatting to Jen, who says she wants to change her name once they are married.
Asking what her married name will be, she says: "Jennifer Lopez, but my name will be Jennifer Affleck, obviously."
"So what will your stationary say?" He says.
"Jennifer Affleck," adds J.Lo.
While showing off her cooking skills, the pair also discuss what her shortened name could be, to reflect her new surname.
"J.Aff," she laughs. "It doesn't have quite the same ring to it."
J.Lo announced the pair had married in a newsletter sent out on Sunday, 17 July.
"Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient," she wrote, signing off with Jennifer Lynn Affleck.
“They were right when they said, ‘all you need is love’. We are so grateful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family of five amazing children, and a life that we have never had more reason to look forward to," she added.
"Stick around long enough and maybe you'll find the best moment of your life in a drive through in Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through with your kids and the one you'll spend forever with."
The Vegas wedding comes three months after the pair first announced their engagement, but a whopping 18 years after they called off their wedding the first time around.
The couple first started dating back in July 2002 and were engaged by November. Although their wedding had been planned for the following September, it was cancelled days before, with the pair citing the media attention as their downfall. Jennifer and Ben officially split in January 2004.